Friday, August 19, 2011

SELC Seeks Legislative Associate in Washington, DC

The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking a legislative associate with two or more years of experience to join its Government Relations team in Washington, D.C. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization that is successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging environmental issues facing the Southeast and the nation.

About SELC: With offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Richmond, VA; Birmingham, AL; and now Nashville, TN), SELC uses law and policy expertise to protect the South’s natural resources—its land, air, water, coast and wetlands—and to preserve our rural countryside and community character. Although their regional focus is the Southeast, much of their work is national in scope and impact.

SELC works collaboratively with over 100 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve our common conservation goals. Their legal and policy staff comprises some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields, and over its 25-year history, SELC has earned a reputation as one of the most effective environmental organizations in the country. They currently have a staff of 85, including 44 attorneys. Additional information regarding work and staff.

About the position: SELC’s government relations team works in Congress and federal agencies to advance policy objectives that enhance environmental protection and quality of life in the Southeast. The legislative associate assists the team in implementing SELC’s legislative and regulatory priorities. Duties include monitoring legislative hearings, working with SELC policy and legal staff to develop support materials, representing SELC at coalition meetings, and providing additional support to the legislative team as necessary.

Start date is as soon as possible.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $38,000 - $42,000, commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package.

Qualifications: They are seeking a highly motivated individual with two or more years of experience in legislative and/or environmental policy making, and a strong work ethic and sense of initiative. An advance degree is preferred. The successful applicant will have excellent academic credentials, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a strong personal commitment to SELC’s mission.

To Apply: If you have these qualifications and are seeking a challenging and rewarding environmental advocacy position, please send your letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to Nat Mund, Legislative Director, Southern Environmental Law Center, 122 C St. NW, Suite 390, Washington, DC, 20001, or e-mail .

SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. They strongly encourage applications from persons of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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